August Arises

Gosh – it’s August 2019 already. I’ll be the millionth person to say ‘how is it August already? This year has flown by’.

But it has. It really has. I have lots planned however so I’m super excited. My blogging journey has been wild. I’m having the best time ever – from working with brands to just creating content for you all to read. Blogs can be a vent to write in, a personal diary (which everyone reads haha) and it can also turn into a full time job. I still have no clue as to where I want to end up; but I mean c’mon, does anyone?

I’m currently just having fun. I’m enjoying writing, making YouTube videos and creating posts on Instagram. I see so many people who’s jobs are literally Instagram and it intrigues me so much. I find it absolutely fascinating that social media has created hundreds of thousands of jobs alone. From apps to websites to online brands – the online world continuously grows. With that comes some huge positives, but also some very deep negatives.

I’m hopping along nicely where I am. Going into my final year of university is going to be very scary. It’s one of those things that I wish was over already – but I also wish it never finishes because it means I have to fully think about what I want to do ahhhh. Decisions.

All in all, I’m happy and healthy (besides all of the chocolate). I’m looking forward to this month, August. August has always been a relatively good month for me (she says). I always have a push in August to get out and do things, doesn’t really matter how big or small. I have a boost of energy in August that just drives me to want to achieve anything. I know, big words and aims but it’s true.

I have so many things that I want to achieve in life and I need to remind myself that my life isn’t ‘over’ just because I’m turning 21 in December and I’m finishing uni and I believe my life will be over before I know it. I want to see the world. I want to get a feel of other cultures, cities, life’s, places, people, food, everything. I want to genuinely live my life with no regrets. I’ve got one huge regret already and it still hurts me to this day – so I NEVER want another one.

August is for awakenings. Awakening of life. To do things. To be who you want to be. To not end the year on a low. To end the year on a HIGH. August is the half way point. The point of success. The point of focus. The point of happiness. Don’t define yourself within a year because you feel like you haven’t achieved anything that year – that’s my problem as well.

I always think ‘what have I actually done this year?’ – it doesn’t matter what you haven’t done, it’s what you will do that matters. Everyone’s paths are different and things take longer time for others, including myself. But now is a time to push for what you want. Do you want it this year or next year? Is it something you want so bad that you can’t wait for it? Then do it now!

August is a way to keep yourself on track. Do you want to achieve something by Christmas? New year? January? August is a month to celebrate summer – happiness, warmth, generosity, giving.

Once again, I tend to find myself stuck in a hole that I can’t get out of. My mind plays an awful lot of tricks where it tells me that I can’t achieve things. It’s wrong. If you feel like you can’t do something, prove to yourself that you CAN! August is for positivity & kindness to yourself, your mind & your body.

I’ve already wrote a post earlier this year about it being half a year and I thought I hadn’t achieved much, which was SO WRONG. Looking back now, I know I did achieve things.

If I could tell my future self that I’ve done some of these things I’ve achieved this year, she would be shocked lemme tell ya. I have incredibly low confidence. I do give myself a hard time to be honest. But I need to remind myself that I’ve achieved things that I never thought I truly could do. With blogging especially, getting the chance to work with brands, promote fashion, beauty & jewellery companies has wowed me. Like, me??? Out of all people? I know, I’m as shocked as you are.

But that’s just an even bigger push for me to want to achieve more. To want to get further in writing / videos & in myself & my confidence.

We all have days of downs. We all have days of highs. August can be a fresh beginning for people, whilst for others it can be a month to relax and take care of yourselves.

Don’t feel like just because it’s another month that you need to decide super quick on your life and what you haven’t done, because you don’t. Let life take its course! But if you do want something then there’s no stopping you. August is a month to Achieve.

Achieve, Awaken, Arise.

It’s your August, what are you going to do with it?

Love, Sophie Eleanor x

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